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from Birmingham to Manchester

You can get from Birmingham to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Manchester on May 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20PMBirmingham1h45 08:05PMManchester, Airport
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$131One-way
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08:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h05 10:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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$81One-way
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07:50AMBirmingham1h45 09:35AMManchester, Airport
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$131One-way
08:30PMBirmingham1h40 10:10PMManchester, Airport
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$91One-way
08:50AMBirmingham2h20 11:10AMManchester
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$91One-way

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Fri
May 20
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$8Megabus
Sat
May 21
$30Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sun
May 22
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$8Megabus
Mon
May 23
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$8Megabus
Tue
May 24
$30Cross Country
$3Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$30Cross Country
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Thu
May 26
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$8Megabus
Fri
May 27
$30Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Sat
May 28
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$5Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$23Cross Country
$8Megabus
Mon
May 30
$30Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Tue
May 31
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$8Megabus
Wed
Jun 1
$30Cross Country
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jun 2
$30Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Fri
Jun 3
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$8Megabus
Sat
Jun 4
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$8Megabus
Sun
Jun 5
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$8Megabus
Mon
Jun 6
$30Cross Country
$6Flixbus
Tue
Jun 7
$30Cross Country
$8Megabus
Wed
Jun 8
$30Cross Country
$3Flixbus

Travel Information between Birmingham and Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $56
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€50) • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 70 miles (113 km) between Birmingham and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Manchester.

How to get from Birmingham to Manchester

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Birmingham to Manchester there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 79,28% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Birmingham to Manchester. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I reach Manchester from Birmingham?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Manchester: bus or train.

How do I get from Birmingham to Manchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Birmingham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $48 (€43) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $56 (€50) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Birmingham to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 1 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 1 h 40 min.

How far is it from Birmingham to Manchester?

The distance is approximately 70 miles (113 km) from Birmingham to Manchester.

How many services a day are there from Birmingham to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Manchester is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Birmingham to Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Manchester:

  • Buses most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Manchester:

  • You can travel from Birmingham to Manchester by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€7) with Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train from Birmingham to Manchester with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Manchester tickets for $56 (€50) on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel to Manchester from Birmingham?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Manchester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Manchester from Birmingham online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $56 (€50) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.